A common adage in the world of cybersecurity is that the human is always “the weakest link:” that no matter what new technologies we come up with, we will never be able to “fix” humans, who will always be prone to mistakes that can compromise otherwise secure systems.
Unfortunately, whoever uses this stock phrase is often thinking the end user—that is, the victim of the hack—is “the weakest link.”
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